Barnes Foundation President Steps Down

The end of a controversial reign.

Derek Gillman, the 60-year-old Brit who led the Barnes Foundation on its acrimonious journey from Merion to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is stepping down today to take a post at Drexel. Here’s what the Friends of the Barnes folks–for whom Gillam is public enemy #1–thought of the news. (Yes, they have two Facebook pages.)

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And this, responding to Gillman telling Newsworks, “I’m going to quote Churchill: It really feels like the end of the beginning now,” said Gillman, a native of southern England.”

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The fight, apparently, never ends.